(HBO) – In the late 70s of the last century, in line with the policy of comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties and States, Ha Son Binh province of Vietnam established twinning relations with Luang Prabang province of Laos. At the 2nd provincial party congress of Ha Son Binh in October 1979, providing aid to Luang Prabang was considered a special task.
The Hoa Binh Technical and Economic College trains Lao students under the cooperation agreement between the province and Huaphanh.
Ha Son Binh was a former northern province formed from the merge of the two localities of Ha Tay and Hoa Binh. From 1980 to 1989, dozens of local delegations of technical officers and managers in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, irrigation, transportation, and construction were sent to Luang Prabang to help Lao people build and develop their economy.
Nowadays, Hoa Binh and the two northern provinces of Laos – Luang Prabang and Huaphanh – have launched many joint activities to demonstrate their friendship.
On December 26, 2014, Hoa Binh and Luang Prabang signed a memorandum of understanding. On January 22, 2015, a detailed agreement was inked between Hoa Binh and Huaphanh.
Hoa Binh and Huaphanh are implementing two programmes. One of them spends 156.228 billion VND (6.58 million USD), whose lion’s share is sourced from the Vietnamese Government’s non-refundable ODA for Laos, into building a high school in the Lao province. The school is expected to be operational in 2023.
The second programme focuses on training students from Huaphanh at colleges in Hoa Binh. In the 2019-2022 period, Hoa Binh is set to train 58 Lao students at its Technical and Economic College as well as Engineering and Technology College. The training cost nears 9 billion VND./.
The Secretary of Hoa Binh province’s Party Committee Nguyen Phi Long recently visited the Hoang Van Thu High School for the Gifted.
Since the start of November, communities across Hoa Binh province have joyfully organised activities marking the great national solidarity festival. Twenty years since it was first celebrated, the festival’s vitality and great significance have gained a foothold in people’s spiritual life, thereby helping enhance the strength of the great national solidarity.
The movement "The whole country joins hands for the poor, leaving no one behind" has been actively launched by the standing committee of the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter to attract the participation of localities, agencies, units, businesses, and the general public.
E-commerce platforms are gradually becoming an effective distribution channel for agricultural product sales along with traditional ones. Seizing that opportunity, Farmers' Union chapters in Hoa Binh province have carried out many activities to help farmers access scientific and technological advances and apply them to their production, especially providing training for them on selling goods on e-commerce platforms, thereby promoting the development of rural digital economy, ensuring income for farmers.
The Party Organisation of Lac Son district’s Yen Nghiep commune maintained its status as a pure and strong unit for three consecutive years since 2020. Programmes and resolutions implementing the Resolution adopted by communal Party Congress for the 2020-2025 tenure have been put in place.